A NEW Master has been installed at the Sir Bevil Granville Lodge in Bude.
On Friday, May 5, the members of Sir Bevil Granville Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 1231, which meets in Bude, celebrated the installation of a new ‘Worshipful Master’.
Peter Lambourn, who had been elected at a previous meeting, was installed by the outgoing Master, Steve Duke.
The ceremony was attended by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master for Cornwall, Christopher Hawkey, together with many members of the current provincial team, including the Provincial Senior and Junior Wardens.
Fifty members of the degree attended the meeting including Mike Johns, the secretary of Sir Bevil Granville Lodge, who himself had been installed as the master of Tintagel Castle Lodge the previous week. It was agreed that the ceremony was of a very high standard and the Assistant Provincial Grand Master congratulated all those involved.
After the meeting a celebration dinner was held at the Masonic Hall, which was presided over by the new Master. Peter had already been Master on two previous occasions, once in London and once in Devon, but as he said in his speech there is always that degree of excitement and anticipation no matter how long one had been a member or how many times one had been Master. He congratulated the Immediate Past Master, Steve Duke, on a successful year in office and the manner in which the ceremony had been carried out. He pledged his commitment to the lodge and thanked all those who had accepted the various offices within the lodge.
Christopher Hawkey, the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, thanked the lodge for its hospitality and its generosity in presenting a cheque for £100 to go to the Mark Benevolent Fund as a contribution towards sponsorship money being raised by brethren of the Mark degree who were taking part in a sponsored walk.
All agreed it had been a highly successful masonic meeting with the raffle and bottle draw raising over £300 for charity.